Smoked Pork Chops Recipe

Smoked Pork Chops Recipe

How To Make Smoked Pork Chops

These smoked pork chops are tender and juicy slabs of pork coated in a homemade BBQ spice rub and then smoked for a tasty and easy dinner.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Marinate Time: 6 hours
Total: 7 hours 10 minutes



  • 4pork chops,thick cut, bone in, at least 1½ inches
  • 8cupswater,divided use
  • ¼cupkosher salt,do not use table salt
  • 3tbspsugar
  • ½tspallspice,ground
  • 2tspfennel seeds,lightly crushed
  • 2tspwhole peppercorns
  • 1bay leaf
  • 2garlic cloves,crushed
  • 3fresh thyme sprigs,or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 3tbspBBQ rub,see recipe notes for link to recipe.


  1. Pour 1 cup of boiling water into a large bowl that will fit all of the pork chops. Make sure the bowl will fit into the refrigerator.

  2. Add the salt and sugar to the water and stir until dissolved

  3. Add the allspice, fennel seeds, peppercorns, bay leaf, garlic and thyme to the bowl.

  4. Add 7 cups of very cold water to the bowl and stir to combine

  5. Place the pork chops in the bowl, making sure that they’re completely submerged. Add more water if needed.

  6. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, or up to 24 hours.

  7. Remove the pork chops from the brine and pat dry with paper towels

  8. Preheat an electric smoker to 250 degrees F. Load apple wood chips into the smoker.

  9. Preheat a grill, skillet or grill pan to medium high heat

  10. Drizzle the olive oil over the pork chops, then rub the BBQ spice onto both sides.

  11. Place the pork chops on the grill or grill pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until just slightly charred.

  12. Place the pork in the smoker and cook for 45 to 60 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork chop registers 145 degrees F.

  13. Let the pork chops rest for at least 5 minutes, then serve.

Recipe Notes

BBQ Rub Recipe


  • Calories: 417.11kcal
  • Fat: 21.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.47g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.64g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.15g
  • Fiber: 1.20g
  • Sugar: 9.38g
  • Protein: 41.77g
  • Cholesterol: 137.31mg
  • Sodium: 1610.02mg
  • Calcium: 86.11mg
  • Potassium: 742.30mg
  • Iron: 2.12mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.32µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.44mg
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